Product FAQs

Thermostat

What is a thermostat and how does it work?

A thermostat is a control that is used to maintain a temperature range in the general area where the heater is located. Most analog thermostats have an estimated range of 37 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. By adjusting the temperature knob you can set the heater to turn on and turn off automatically as required to maintain the set temperature range.

If the thermostat is turned to the highest position, what temperature is it set for?

At the highest setting, an analog thermostat will be set to maintain a temperature between 130 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do I set the digital thermostat?

To preset a specific comfort level between 65F and 85F, adjust the thermostats temperature setting to your desired temperature reading. The Display will show the selected temperature reading. When the preset temperature is reached, the heater will shut off. When the room temperature drops below the preset temperature, the heater will automatically turn on again to maintain the preset temperature level.

How do I set the AccuTemp™ feature?

To set the heater to maintain a certain temperature: Step 1: Turn the mode knob to the desired heat setting (wattage)
Step 2: Make sure the switch is in the Auto or AccuTemp™ mode and not the Manual mode.
Step 3: Press either the Temp Up or Temp Down button to set the digital thermostat to the desired temperature. The digital readout will flash while the temperature is set. After five seconds, the digital readout will change from showing what the set temperature is (flashing number) to the current temperature around the heater.

How do I set the thermostat?

The easiest way to set a thermostat is to turn the heater onto the high setting with the thermostat set to the highest position. Wait for the area around the heater to reach the desired comfort level and then slowly turn the temperature knob back until the heater shuts off. You have just set the thermostat to maintain your desired temperature comfort level.

How do I set the manual thermostat?

  1. Turn the Thermostat Control clockwise to the highest position to start heater. Allow heater to operate and warm up the room.
  2. When the desired temperature/comfort level is reached, lower the temperature setting by turning the Thermostat Control counter-clockwise until the heater stops operating.
  3. This will now be the unit's pre-set temperature level and the thermostat will now automatically maintain that temperature range by turning the heater ON and/or OFF accordingly.

My heater has the 1 Touch™ Thermostat. How does that work?

This is an electronic thermostat which is more accurate than an analog thermostat. By simply pressing the single "Mode" button, the heater can be operated in any of its modes. The first press will turn the heater on and it will operate in the last active mode. With each press of the button, the mode will change as indicated by the lit LEDs. The modes include low or high manual (the heater will constantly run) or low and high automatic (the heater will operate to maintain the set temperature displayed by the LED). The set temperatures include 60, 65, 70, 75 or 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The heater is turned off by either holding the button down for two seconds or continually pressing the button until the "Off" mode is reached.

My heater has the AccuTemp™ control on it. How does that work?

The AccuTemp™ feature consists of a digital thermostat that allows you to set your heater to your precise comfort level. It also has a digital readout that will display the current room temperature. If you use the heater in the automatic mode you will be able to set the unit to maintain the desired temperature by individual degrees.

What if the incorrect temperature is displayed?

It takes several minutes for the heater to provide an accurate reading, so allow the heater a few minutes to adjust the temperature display. Also keep in mind that portable electric heaters measure heat directly near the heater - the temperature may vary from the reading on your wall thermostat.